Wesley’s pediatric emergency room is a child-friendly environment separate from the adult emergency rooms. Everything in it is designed to reduce children’s stress and anxiety while providing a reassuring atmosphere for them and their parents. Each child patient has their own private room, toys, books and other fun activities included, and families are more than welcome.
Wesley’s pediatricians are committed to creating an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and their loved ones. When your child needs emergency care, you can trust the pediatric ER staff at Wesley to provide them with the level of care and comfort you demand as a parent.
Is your child having a medical emergency? Check your symptom tracker if you are debating taking your child to the ER.
The pediatric ER is open during peak hours from noon- midnight, seven days a week. During that time, our advertised pediatric ER wait times present the average time to see a qualified medical professional. When the pediatric ER is not open, the pediatric ER wait times are more representative of those in the main Wesley Medical Center ER.
6 Signs Your Child Should Go to the ER
Rectial temp higher than 100.4 degrees in infants under 3 months
- Showing signs of dehydration
- Fever induced seizures
- Acting significantly different
With other symptoms, it could be a sign an early sign of Meningitis or Lyme disease. Watch for:
- Numbnmess in the back or arms
- Fever over 100 degrees
- Sensitivity to light
- Vomiting or drowsiness
If a skin irritation won't clear up after a few days, head to the ER if:
- Trouble breathing
- Fever, swelling or blistering
- Headache or joint pain
- Abnormal bleeding
Make the trip to the ER if your little one is:
- Drowsy, weak or faint
- Has a hard or swollen belly
- Has a tender abdomen or unable to walk
- Unable to pass stool, especially if they are vomiting
Seek immediate care if your child:
- Has choked on object
- Is using their belly to breathe
Bumps, Bruises & Broken Bones
Bumps on the head? Watch for these signs:
- Dizziness, vomiting, drowsiness
- Inability to speak/slurred speec
- Inability to balance when sitting or standing
- Changes in personality or behavior
It might be a broken bone if you see:
- Loss of movement in limb
- Bone pushing through skin
- Area around bone is cold or pale
Remember: You have good instincts as a parent. When in doubt - call the doctor!